Counter to Guard Pass finishing with Ankle Lock

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and

Instructor: Renzo Gracie and Paul Creighton

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Renzo Gracie (in black) has Paul Creighton (in white) in his guard. Paul stands up to try to escape Renzo's Guard.

Renzo hooks his right arm around the back of Paul's left ankle with a firm grip. Renzo keeps his hips high using his right leg across Paul's back.

Renzo rolls over his right shoulder, maintaining the grip around Paul's left ankle throughout the roll.

Renzo lands beside Paul, facing the same direction and still has a firm hold on Paul's ankle.

Continuing in one fluid movement, Renzo comes up onto his left foot for balance and leverage; and lifts Paul's ankle upwards taking Paul off balance and down to the ground.

Renzo continues to lift up on Paul's left leg as he presses his body into Paul's knee (you can perform an ankle lock at this point) or........

Renzo releases his grip with his right arm and presses back securing the cross body position.

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